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Lake Beysehir is the third largest lake in Turkey, and as a result of chemical reaction it has formed many islands, which are the remains of cavernous geological structures. The water is alkaline, and within it are carp, trout, bass, turtles and snakes. The islands provide a home for thousands of water birds who nest there, including swans, cormorants, ducks and divers. Species of trees here include juniper, black pine, firs, cedar and oak.

In addition to the natural beauty of the area, it also has an interesting history as it was governed by Hittites, Friesian, Lydias, Persians and Byzantines. Finally, the Anatolian Seljuks conquered the area in 1076, and since then it has been under the reign of the Turks. The remains of Kubadabad Palace date back to the Seljuks, and are found on Kizkalesi Island, 3km from the shore near Yenisarbademli village

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  • Copyright: HAKKI ARICAN (arican) (125)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-10-27
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-12-17 12:47
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